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Girl Scout Cookie Empire Evolves, Continues

Business Insider has a brilliant article titled 'How The Girl Scouts Built Their Cookie Empire'. There is a timeline slideshow , detailing the evolution of The Girl Scout Cookie Program. The story begins with an Oregon Girl Scout troop that organized a bake sale. Nearly a century later, Girl Scouts of the USA commands a $715 million cookie empire, selling 200 million boxes a year. The article details how Girl Scouts built their booming business thanks to decades of smart... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Heart of the South Women of Distinction

Recently, the inaugural Women of Distinction luncheon was hosted Mr. Bill Rayburn and FNC, Inc.  benefitting Girl Scouts Heart of the South.    The inaugural Women of Distinction luncheon was a tremendous opportunity for us to honor local women and celebrate their successes and contributions to our community.  It also generated awareness and a significant source of funding to help fulfill the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts of Japan Relief Efforts

We are devastated by the catastrophe in Japan and, on a personal level, are deeply concerned about our sisters there, the Girl Scouts of Japan.  USA Girl Scouts Overseas has served American military and civilian families in Japan for many years, and has extremely close ties with Girl Scouts of Japan. In fact, many of our overseas troops and Girl Scouts of Japan are sister troops.  We have received many calls from Girl Scouts around the country asking how to help and are happy... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | 0 comments

How You Can Help Japan

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday claimed hundreds of lives, destroyed cities, and triggered tsunami waves in Japan, Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific. 88,000 people are now reported missing following the tsunamis. Below are some reputable organizations through which you can help. In response to the quake, The Red Cross has launched efforts in Japan. Visit or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone. Save the Children is... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, March 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Challenge & Change: Challenge Yourself, Change Your World

Are you a girl between the ages of 13 and 17?    Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others?   Do you want to earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award along with your troop and friends while addressing a problem in your community?   Well, you can do all that and so much more through the Challenge & Change initiative.   “Challenge and Change” is a national community action initiative funded by the USDA... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, March 11, 2011 | 0 comments

Focus on Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. "Daisy," as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was the second of six children. Needless to say, Juliette Gordon Low left a remarkable legacy behind. Let's run-down some milestones: On July 3, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill authorizing a stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low. The stamp was one of the... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | 0 comments

Original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

In honor of Girl Scout week and the end of the Girl Scout Cookie Program here is the original Girl Scout Cookie recipe. 1 Cup butter(margarine not used then) 1 Cup  sugar 2 eggs well beaten 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups bread flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Cream butter and sugar. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together.  Add flour  mixture to butter and sugar along with eggs, milk,... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, March 7, 2011 | 0 comments

Rotary Club Seeks Scholarship Applicants

The Memphis Rotary Club is seeking applicants for the 2012-2013 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships. The scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for study aboard in more than 160 countries where Rotary clubs are located. During their studies abroad, Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars act as “ambassadors of goodwill.” Scholars will represent their homelands and work to further international understanding through... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, March 4, 2011 | 0 comments

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